My first attempt at "gardening" was on my little porch, in my first house, on my own. I had flowers, and succulents, mints, and herbs. I thought; "this is something I can make flourish!" But with my schedule in school, and work...everything, and I mean EVERYTHING died. I felt terrible. I would overwater, and underwater, forget them in the frost...it didn't take long. I joked with my co-workers that I had a black thumb, and the watering can of death.
When my fiancee and I started dating, I began anew. It was easier now; when I was gone at work, and not going to come home for a day or two, he would go to my cozy little house, with the ever-so-missed porch swing, and take care of my garden. When it was going to freeze, he'd help me bring them all in...it was perfect! The trick to gardening is it has to be Companion Gardening!
Now, I'm not talking about the Companion Gardening where you plant garlic with roses, or basil with tomatoes...that works, sure, but for myself, it can only truly be Companion Gardening when you have someone that is your garlic for your rose, or your marigold for your tomato... He is that for me.
So now that I've found the perfect companion to help me grow...it's time to get that garden in order. We'll be working swiftly to put in a last minute fall garden. And even if we only get a few veggies from it now...it will one day be perfect, and bountiful.